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VOL. LIV 



WELLESLEY, MASS., FEBRUARY 20, 1946 



NO. 13 



UNIO PROJECT OPENS TODAY 



Dr. Haroutounian will Greek Minister to Initiate 

i.y, Swe Majo^, ^S^wih^SSLp 4 Windo w to the World' Plan 



Faculty, Bible Majors, Freshmen Will Fete Former 
Member of Wellesley Bible Department; Series 

Of Teas, Personal Appointments Planned 

Dr. Joseph G. Haroutounian 
will lead the annual Religious 
Forum sponsored by the Wel- 
lesley College Christian Associa- 
tion, February 24 to 27 inclu- 
sive. Dr. Haroutounian will lead 
morning chapel on Sunday, Feb- 
ruary 24 and will give three lec- 
tures entitled "Notes on the Pres- 
ent Situation," "And Where Is 
God?" and "On Being Wise and 
Joyful" in Pendleton Hall on Mon- 
day, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 
7:30 on the theme "God in Our 
Times." He will also conduct daily 
chapel while he is here. 

In order that all members of 
the college community may 
have an opportunity to meet Dr. 
Haroutounian, a series of teas 
and personal conferences have 
been planned by Phil Roberson, 
•46. An Invitation Tea for faculty 
members and Bible majors will 
be held Monday afternoon in the 
lounge of the Recreation Build- 
ing. Tuesday afternoon an all- 
Freshman tea for Dr. Haroutoun- 
ian and the Bible Department 
will be held in T.Z.E. under the 
direction of Jean McCouch '49. 
Wednesday afternoon an open- 
house tea, also at T.Z.E. will give 
all members of the college a 
chance to meet Dr. Haroutounian. 
Personal appointments with Dr. 
Haroutounian may be made 
through Helen Schwartz, '47. 
Formerly At Wellesley 




Dr. Joseph G. Haroutounian 



tory classes he also taught an ad- 
vanced course in trends on con- 
temporary Christianity. 

In 1940 Dr. Haroutounian joined 
the faculty of McCormick Theo- 
logical Seminary in Chicago 
where he is the Cyrus H. Mc- 
Cormick Professor of System- 
atic Theology. Dr. Haroutounian's 
presentation of a paper, "A First 
Essay on Reflective Theology" at 
his inauguration at McCormick 
established his reputation as a 



Though a Syrian by birth, Dr. religious thinker of first rank. 
Haroutounian received all his uni- D r . Haroutunian's interest in 
versity education in America, 
completing his graduate work at 
Columbia University and Union 
Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Haroutounian was a mem- 
ber of the Department of Bibli- 
cal History at Wellesley College 
from 1932- to 1940. Aside from 
regular sophomore Biblical His- 



early American religious thought 
led to the publication in 1932 of 
Piety vs. Moralism, a study in 
New England Theology. He has 
made numerous contributions to 
religious journals since then and 
a series of his religious essays 
entitled "Wisdom and Folly in 
Religion" was published in 1940. 



Opening the Wellesley project, 
"Window to the World," spon- 
sored by the United Nations In- 
formation Office, the Honorable 
Andre Michalopoulos, Greek 
Minister Plenipotentiary of In- 
formation, will address the col- 
lege tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Pen- 
dleton Hall. 

Mr. Michalopoulos, who has 
had a versatile career in politics, 
education, journalism, and mili- 
tary affairs, will speak on com- 
munications. 

Since 1943, Mr. Michalopoulos 
has been on a private lecture 
tour through the United States 
and Great Britain, writing and 
speaking on Greece and interna- 
tional post-war problems. Pre- 
vious to that time, he was a 
member of the Greek Cabinet 
and Minister of Information. 
During the Greek Campaign of 
1940-41 he broadcast a 15-minute 
commentary in English from an 
Athens radio station. 

From 1925-1941 he was a di- 
rector and executive of several 
public works, mining and indus- 
trial corporations, and of several 
Greek and international banking 
houses. He has held the posts 
of Honorary Secretary and of 
President of the Anglo-Hellenic 
League in Greece. Mr. Michalo- 
poulos has been decorated by the 
governments of Greece, Britain, 
France, and The Netherlands. 

Educated in Greece, France, 
and England, Mr. Michalopoulos 
holds a First Class Honours De- 
gree Literae Humaniores from 
Oxford University and is a Fel- 
low of the Royal Society of Arts, 
London. He is the author of 
"Greek Fire," published in 1943, 
and has written for several pub- 
lications. Two volumes of his 
verse have also appeared in 




Hon. Andre Michalopolous 

print. 

Mr. Michalopoulos was Gov- 
ernor of Corfu and the Ionian 
Islands in 1924-25, and of the 
North Aegean Islands in 1918-19. 
During World War I he served in 
the Greek Army on the Salonika 
Front. 

"Window to the World," the 
six-weeks project sponsored at 
Wellesley by the United Nations 
Information Office, opens today 
with an address on "World Co- 
operation or Power Politics" by 
the Honorable Andre Michalo- 
poulos, Greek Minister Plenipo- 
tentiary of Information. This 
lecture will begin a series of in- 
formative programs on the Uni- 
ted Nations and means of world 
cooperation in which depart- 
ments and Student Organiza- 
tions will take an active part. 

Most of Wellesley's extra-cur- 



Recent Clothing Students' Aid 



Drive Collects 
1020 Pounds 

One thousand and twenty 
pounds of old clothing was col- 
lected from the students and 
faculty of Wellesley during the 
clothing drive sponsored by the 
War Activities Committee Jan- 
uary 23-25. 970 pounds were 
donated through the houses and 
the Information Bureau, and 50 
pounds was contributed by the 
faculty and administration. 

Shoes, wool socks, boots, ga- 
loshes, slacks, skirts, blouses, 
dresses, pajamas, house coats, 
scarfs, coats, mittens, under- 
wear, bedspreads, and blankets 
were gathered by the college 
trucks and sent to the sorting 
center in Boston for immediate 
overseas shipment. One member 
of the faculty anticipated the 
Warm weather and gave a pile 
of winter underwear. 

Those European areas where 
conditions are most extreme and 
where people must sell their 
clothes for food and vice versa 
will receive most of the clothes. 
In adidtion clothing will be sent 
to the Philippine Islands which 
are in utter desolation. China, 
where the poorest of the poor 
never did have enough clothing 
{Continued on Page 5, Col. $) 



Begins Annual 
Financial Drive 

The annual Students' Aid So- 
ciety drive is scheduled to take 
place from Friday, February 22 
to Thursday, February 28. An- 
nual Memberships of $1.00 and 
Life Memberships of $25.00, pay- 
able in $5.00 installments, are 
open to all members of the col- 
lege community. Money receiv- 
ed through annual memberships 
goes directly into the general 
fund for outright gifts to stu- 
dents this year for help in tui- 
tion and board. 

Since the early 1920's students 
have taken active participation 
in the Society through the Stu- 
dent Committee and Annual 
Membership Drive. The Student 
Committee, whose members are 
Penny Pentlarge, '46, Chairman; 
Mary Edith Buckley '46, Chair- 
man Senior Fund; Betty Bremer 
'47, Joan Tomajan '47, Elizabeth 
DeCoster *48, and Holly Mann 
'48, has appointed dormitory re- 
presentatives who will solicit 
memberships. 

"Students' Aid enables a great 
many girls to be here that could 
not have come otherwise," said 
Penny. This year the Society 
has pledged $37,900 to 216 girls, 
/^Continued on Page J,, Col. B I 



Long Term Revisions 
Stress Independent Work 



Statement by Ella Keats Whit- 
ing, Dean of Instruction 

Revision of the Curriculum 

The Academic Council has now 
adopted the second part of the 
Report of the Committee on 
Long Term Education Policy. 
In making the recommendations 
contained in this part of the 
report, the Committee has had 
several aims in mind: (1) to 
strengthen the work of the ma- 
jor and of the field of concen- 
tration; (2) to give the student 
a greater responsibility for 
drawing together and rounding 
out the work in her major sub- 
ject; (3) to provide a greater 
opportunity for independent 
work through the 350 course and 
an enlarged honors program. 

Work for Concentration 

Work for concentration, as at 
present, shall include forty-two 
hours in a field of study, of 
which a minimum of twenty- 
four hours shall be in one de- 
partment. The Committee feels 
that a 'strong major" does not 
necessarily mean simply taking 
a good many courses in one 
department. Twenty-four hours 
should be regarded as an accep- 
table minimum, but departments 
should supervise rather more 
carefully than at present the stu- 



dent's selection of related cours- 
es. It is recommended that de- 
partments consider setting up 
good sequences of courses with- 
in the department which, togeth- 
er with specified related courses 
in other departments, will con- 
stitute an adequate and balanc- 
ed major. In the case of the 
larger departments, there may 
well be several alternatives out- 
lined. 

Use of the Summer Vacation 

It will be the policy of the 
college to encourage students in 
every way possible to make con- 
structive use of the time of the 
summer vacations. The College 
recognizes several possibilities, 
for example: 

1. Field work. This opportun- 
ity will present itself, perhaps, 
chiefly for students interested in 
the natural or social sciences. 

2. Vocational experience and 
ex peri men tation . 

3. Serious and ordered read- 
ing. 

Some serious reading may pro- 
perly be expected of all stu- 
dents, although naturally less 
will be expected of those doing 
field work or holding jobs. The 
following ways of fostering and 
{Continued on Page If. Col. 1) 



ricular activity for the period of 
the project will involve some as- 
pect of the UNIO program, the 
purpose of which is to "study 
means and problems of coopera- 
tion among nations in building 
and preserving a better world." 
For example. Wellesley's annual 
religious forum, which will be 
held from February 24 to 27 on 
the subject, "Religion as a Uni- 
fying Force in the World," and 
the C.A.-Forum conference on 
March 23 to discuss World Fed- 
eration as a means of security 
and cooperation among nations, 
will fall within the six-weeks per- 
iod and will bear a direct relation 
to the over-all theme. 

On March 31 the denomination- 
al clubs will hold a discussion of 
Religion and the United Nations 
Organization. In addition, the de- 
partment clubs are planning pro- 
grams which will tie in with the 
project. 

Attention is called to the many 
exhibits which will display ma- 
terial related to the project. The 
main "Window to the World" ex- 
hibit, emphasizing the central 
themes, will be opposite the proc- 
tor's desk on the first floor of 
Founders. At this location the de- 
partmental bulletin board ex- 
hibits will be indexed. A geog- 
raphy exhibit, contributed by 
Miss Elizabeth Eiselen of the De- 
partments of Geology and Geog- 
raphy will be placed in the main 
hall of Green near the informa- 
tion desk. The Department of 
Italian is holding an exhibition 
of recent Italian newspapers in 
the North exhibition hall of the 
Main Library. 

The project has been divided 
into several different fields of in- 
ternational interest. 



Exchange With 
Italy Planned 
For Students 

Faculty and students in the 
Department of Italian have be- 
come interested in a plan for ex- 
changing students who are doing 
graduate work in the fields cov- 
ered by the study of the 
language. This interest has been 
aroused by an agreement be- 
tween the United States and Italy 
that the United States may 
choose to receive payment in lire 
for Italian purchases of United 
States war material, to support a 
cultural relations program, in- 
cluding an exchange of scholar- 
ships between the two countries. 
Several American universities 
have set aside fourteen $1800 
scholarships for graduate stu- 
dents from Italy. The Wellesley 
Italian Department, which has al- 
ready placed two students, who 
took their Masters Degrees in 
Italian here, in embassy positions, 
is interested in this plan. Miss 
Rosina Talamonti and Miss Mar- 
jory Wright, Wellesley graduates, 
have been working with the Ital- 
ian Embassy in Washington and 
the American Embassy in Rome, 
respectively. 

The department now has a gift 
fund which might be used to 

AContinucd on Page 7, Col. 5) 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, FEBRUARY 20, 1946 



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EDUCATION RE-EXAMINATION 

The final report of Wellesley's curriculum 
changes is gratifying. Wellesley has responded 
to a period of reexamination <>i education by 
firmly stating her purpose ami renewing her 
effort to carry it- out, It i> significant thai 
after three years of study the Committee On 
Long Term Educational Policy recommend no 
radical changes in either the ideals or curricu- 
lum of the college. Their study served to re- 
affirm the ideals of a liberal arts education. 
The curriculum changes are a shift in the em- 
phasis of our present course of study 

\Yc particularly commend the two-fold nature 
of those changes which have been made. The 
curriculum changes have correlated the two 
principles of student independence and faculty 
guidance. More than formerly the curriculum 
stresses the principle that the faculty knows 
better than the students the essential things 
that they ought to study. The choices oi fields 
of study have been restricted. This restriction 
lia- been offset by provision for exemption of 
qualified students. Juniors and seniors in par- 
ticular recognize the wisdom of this phase of 
the changed curriculum. The broader the inch 
vnlual's knowledge of primary field-, the freer is 
the choice of a major. The danger oi regulation 
is thai it may tend toward ever increased regu- 
lation. But as long as a Bystem of required 
courses is kept flexible by various possibilities for 

emptions, as long as there remains a varied 
choice in the studies in the major field, we stand 
with the conviction of the Committee that there 
are certain fields important to all indiviluals 
"because of their common human naturi 

At the same time that the Committee has 
narrowed the choice oj courses, it ha- also 
3tressed the educational value of independent 
rk in the junior and senior years, We I eel 
that the provisions for broadened eligibility for 
350 courses and honors work an the mosl stim- 
ulating aspeel of the changes. Juniors, seniors, 
and graduate rtudente air encouraged to under- 
take in 350 courses individual research or di- 
rected study m a special field, oi independent 
""'■ "' IIMI " families. We are also 

favor o| the n.w cnnelal i. m n| -innmer and 
i work. 

The recent meeting ol students at which the 
completed reporl was presented was called to 

plain to the budenl the reasons for the 
changes, Tin- present changes indicate Wel- 



lesley's renewed recognition of responsibility to 
help students become "informed, thoughtful, 
responsible persons." The purpose of the 
changes is to stimulate the students and faculty 
in a reexamination of the purposes of educa- 
tion and m their effort to accomplish these. 



OUT OF OFFICE 

In six more week- the seniors will bequeath 
their tasks on some extra-curricular organiza- 
tion- to members Ol the junior class. Without 

douhi this will he accompanied by a certain 
feeling oi regret at the end ol an interesting 
and avluable experience. But we would like to 
express another feeling which isn't heard so 
often, although felt as deeply, at this time. 
"Well, at l.i-i I can call m time my own — no 
more committee meetings, no more deadline-, 
no more frantic rushing around spending too 
much effort on relatively unessential things." 

Thai remark is not intended to convey either 
a superior or a cynical attitude. It frequently 
comi - from the students who have worked the 
hardest on their extra-curricular activities. They 
know at first hand the importance of much of 

their work, and are satisfied with it. But they 
have alS0 had a ehanee to dl-eovcr the limita- 
tions and disadvantages upon a lot of their ef- 
forts. Our remarks indicate a hope thai future 
senior classes will be able to cul through the 
non-essentials which have frankly bogged Us 

down and reduced our enjoyment. We hope for 
less emphasis upon extra-curricular activities. 

We hope they will recognize the point at which 
i lie demands upon the individual are dispropor- 
tionate to the total contribution to the college. 

We think that the whole extra-curricular pro- 
gram loses its importance when it starts depriv- 
ing the student- of time to sit and think. No 
matter how hard many of us try to disguise it, 
the fact still remain- that our primary job here 
i.- to learn to think. Of course that includes 
thinking about how to run your organization 
well, and how to cooperate with the other people 
concerned. But is should not mean thinking 
how on earth we can fit in a conference, three 
classes, two meetings, an evening of committee 
work, and our studying and sleep, all in one day. 

We don't mean that extra-curricular work 
should he abolished. We just hope that the jun- 
iors will lake it for what it l- worth, and no 
more. \\. hope they will cut it down to its own 
~ iir : be h-- harried in their office-holding, and 
capitalize on some of (he benefits of a college 
education which don't happen to have a point 
value in the Gray Book. 



AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL 

In a very short time the college will be asked 
to give to the Wellesley Student's Aid Society. 
This organization is designed to help those girls 
who have abilities which financial difficulties 
prevent them from developing. 

We all know that such an organization exists 
on campus hut because its activities are not 
revealed by anything tangible or publicized to 
a meat extent we tent] to forget that there is 
such a vn al need for it. Nevertheless, whether 
we real,,, j, <„• ,,„,, foe gir ] )iving ncxt s. Q ^ 

on the corridor may be going through college 
on help provided by Student'- Aid. 

Through the Student's Aid organization we 
''"'■ g| y en an opportunity to enable other girls 
i" enjoy the opportunities which we have had 
as students ol Welleslej College. The real dif- 
ference between ourselves and many young 
people in this country is that we are inherently 
luckier than they rail,,, than that we have any 
better mental equipment, It is our responsi- 
bility to see that the education which we have 
had i- extended to others with the same ability 
but less good fortune. 

11 ifi n " 1 often that we have the privilege of 
doing something foj someone that will perhaps 
;' I|; " 1 -'' fc be whole course of that person's life. 
Tl "- [i done through the grants of the Stu- 
dent's Aid Society which :m . made possible b] 

Je money we give. By reading the excerpts 

from let,,,,- written by grateful college students 

and graduates, we are aware of the exceptional 

ork which Student's Aid .- -Ion,, and will 

I "'"■ '" ''"• u ifi primarily up to the mem- 

l,n - "' ll "' student body to see thai this work 
is able to cover as wide a held a- possible. 




"And Daddy darling if you raise my allowance, I'll stop liking 
Mr. Reuther!" 



Beyond the Campus 



Ginny Guild '1,6, 
President of Forum 



Busman's Holiday 

The Busman in the case was 
this earnest, little column, and 
the Holiday was the Inter-col- 
legiate Conference on the Far 
East sponsored by the Vassal- 
Political Association, an event 
well beyond the Campus — this 
campus, at least. Elsewhere in 
this sheet the reader will find an 
orderly, chronological and uncon- 
fused report of the event, faith- 
fully relating the lectures, the 
subjects and the speakers. Even 
the reckless journalism of this 
corner of the paper, however, 
wonders if it will be able to im- 
press the campus sufficiently 
with the real success with which 
our Poughkeepsie counterpart 
carried off the conference. Their 
first wise move was to choose a 
field which is the crucial area in 
world politics: "The Far East: 
Playground of Power Politics," — 

Debate on Russia 

Our collective intellectual pov- 
erty regarding this part of the 
world was particularly obvious 
during the panel discussion Sat- 
urday afternoon. This panel was 
entitled, "Russia in the Far 
East," and it involved two ex- 
plosive Russians who seemed to 
have little more in common than 
the capacity to understand un- 
translatable Russian epithets. 
Each defended his own cause 
with violence and with "facts," 
"treaties" — the I-have-a-copy- 
right-here type, and quotes from 
notable authorities. The prob- 
lem which presented itself to the 
audience was to weed out the 
truth from the "facts" which in- 
variably contradicted each other, 
from the treaties which were as- 
serted to be the very same treat- 
ies and yet they said different 
things depending upon who read 
them to the audience, and from 
the authorities whose indisput- 
able experience proved— beyond 
the shadow of a doubt— diame- 
trically opposed points. A large 
proportion of the audience was 
helplessly caught in the fray and 
had no history course on the 
Far East, for example, to hold 
onto in order to keep from being 
swept from pro-Soviet to anti- 
Soviet extremes, depending upon 
who was speaking. Most were 
not familiar in an every day sort 



of way with the promises that 
Russia made to China in 1924, 
where we might have been able 
to crawl back into the recesses 
of our History, Economics or 
Political Science courses for the 
Versailles Treaty or the Tripar- 
tite Agreement, had they come 
up. 

The reaction of the 20 dele- 
gates to the conference was 
delegates to the conference was 
certainly never one of "Well, we 
aren't expected to know about 
the Far East," but as the con- 
ference wore on, their concern 
about their ignorance grew even 
more urgent. Nathaniel Peffer, 
International Relations profes- 
sor at Columbia, made it clear 
that China's fate will influence 
the fate of world peace more 
probably than any of the other 
nations — especially those about 
which we know a good deal 
more. Admittedly, there are 
many things about China that 
we can not find the truth about 
right now. The conflicting re- 
ports of conditions in Northern 
Communist - controlled China 
throw more skepticism than light 
on the situation there. However, 
there are still some historical 
facts we can get straight. We 
can learn the habit of being as 
familiar with Oriental history as 
we are with European. This is 
a joint academic-extra-curricular 
problem. Certain steps have 
been taken by the Mayling Soong 
Foundation and by changes in 
the curriculum to include Ori- 
ental studies, but these are only 
beginnings. 

Efficient Work 

With true scholarly objectiv- 
ity, free from bias, this column 
was really very impressed with 
the smoothness, the efficiency 
and the accomplishments of the 
conference. Our New York state 
partners in the Search for Truth 
deserve Wellesley's respect and 
applause. The hard work and 
hard thinking of the Political 
Association was also backed by 
the good attendance and the in- 
terest of the student body. With 
the CA-Forum conference on 
World Government coming up 
March 23, Wellesley will have a 
chance to show the same active 
participation. 



FREE PRESS 



To the Editors: 

Congratulations to Wellesley 
for recognizing the need for 
change in the curriculum and 
attempting that change in the 
sensible method proposed by 
Part I of the report of the com- 
mittee on long term Educational 
Policy! While I am inclined to 
agree with the writer of the 
front-page editorial in the News 
of January 17, 1946, that both 
history and philosophy should be 
required, I certainly feel that 
the present program is a more 
than adequate beginning. 

It is my hope, however, that 
the Education committee will be- 
come more, not less, active and 
continue its consideration of the 
type of curriculum which can 
best afford Wellesley students 



"a sound, liberal education". In 
this direction I should like to 
suggest that the committee un- 
dertake a study of the various 
educational plans which are in 
existence or scheduled for adop- 
tion at other colleges. It seems 
to me that consideration of the 
four-year plan at the University 
of Chicago, in particular, would 
be very valuable. It is my opin- 
ion after five months on that 
campus that the method of pre- 
senting material to the students, 
as in the Humanities, Physical 
Sciences, Biological Sciences, and 
surveys, is by itself largely res- 
ponsible for making the under- 
graduates here the most wide- 
awake group of its kind that I 
have ever seen. 

Sincerely, 
Peggy Keeney, ex-'47 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, FEBRUARY 20, 1946 



Seniors Discuss 
Picking Majors 

News Begins Series of Interviews of Majors as 
Guide for Freshmen and Sophomores 



Ex-Governor Stassen, 
Dr. Kinsolving to Give 
Graduation Addresses 



This is the first of a series of 
articles designed to present, from 
the student point of view, what 
majoring entails in each of the 
departments at Wellesley. Every 
week News will interview Seniors 
majoring in four departments, 
asking them for general impres- 
sions of their majors — what they 
involve and what they may lead 
to. Although the opinions ex- 
pressed are necessarily some- 
what personal, it is hoped that 
the series may suggest lines of 
thought helpful to Freshmen and 
Sophomores as they select their 
majors. 

Art 

"It is certainly not necessary 
to be an artist," asserted Ann 
Haymond '46, "to get great satis- 
faction from majoring in art." 
Simply a flair for art is required, 
she said; and this esthetic sense 
may be in a very fundamental 
form at first, for it develops 
more fully with further study. 

An art major should also, Ann 
felt, be a "visual-minded person." 
"For you can't get around it," 
she smiled, "there are lots and 
lots of slides to memorize." 

Aside from these general qual- 
ifications, Ann believes that art 
is an excellent major for people 
with a wide variety of interests. 
It gives one, she declared, per- 
spective on a great number of 
things other than art. "A paint- 
ing is a product of its time," and 
in the study of art there is a cor- 
relation of history, literature, 
and philosophy. "For after all, 
what is art but the expression 
of thought?" 

The emphasis in the art cours- 
es here, Ann stated, is on the 
historical rather than the more 
specialized "practical" side. 
Courses are distributed gener- 
ally over the field, rather than 
confined to intensive study of a 
single medium, and are not de- 
signed for training commercial 
artists. For this reason, she said, 



Prof. Zollinger 
Describes Land 
Of Switzerland 

Professor Anna Zollinger of 
Brooklyn College will speak on 
"Landscape and Architecture in 
Switzerland" February 22 at 7:30 
p.m. in Pendleton Hall. The lec- 
ture is sponsored by the Depart- 
ment of German and is required 
for all students who take courses 
in the department. 

Professor Zollinger, who has 
lived in Switzerland for many 
years, received her Ph.D. from 
the University of Zurich. Her 
main interest is in Swiss-German 
dialects and in the past she has 
contributed towards assembling 
a dialect encyclopedia. 

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a major in art leads more gen- 
erally to teaching than to com- 
mercial work. 

"But though you may not get 
much of the immediately practi- 
cal side," Ann advised prospect- 
ive majors, "the study of art 
gives you a view of life which I 
think is in the end much more 
valuable than any technical 
training." 

Astronomy 

An astronomy major impracti- 
cal? "Never!" declared Gove 
Griswold '46. "Is it any more im- 
practical than English Lit or any 
other liberal arts course?" she 
demanded. And, for those who 
insist on some more positive 
argument, Gove pointed out that 
all the physics prerequisite for 
advanced astronomy courses 
virtually constitutes a minor in 
physics, generally accepted as 
one of the most "practical" 
courses in a liberal arts college. 

For, Gove declared, much 
physics and math must support 
an astronomy major. A reading 
knowledge of French is essential, 
and a knowledge of German, too. 
is desirable. 

Although astronomy can re- 
main a matter of physics and 
mathematics, Gove takes what 
she calls the "music-art-philos- 
ophy" approach to the subject. 
One gets the same delight, she 
finds, from practical astronomy 
as from music. And, after four 
years of study of the form and 
system of the universe, she 
agrees with Bock that "astron- 
omy is useful because it is beau- 
tiful." 

More people should take ad- 
vantage of the facilities of the 
astronomy department at Wel- 
lesley, Gove thinks, especially 
because of the quality of the 
equipment of the observatory. 
In the first two years of a major 
one learns to operate almost all 
of the instruments, which in- 
clude most astronomical instru- 
ments used everywhere, as well 
as some photographic equip- 
ment. 

Although Gove advised that 
"really good jobs" in the field of 
astronomy require advanced 
graduate study, she has already 
held two interesting summer 
continued page 6 col. 5 



Harold E. Stassen, ex-governor 
of Minnesota, will be speaker at 
the commencement exercises of 
the Class of 1946 June 17 at 
10:45 in Alumnae Hall; and Dr. 
Arthur Lee Kinsolving, rector of 
Trinity Church, Princeton, New 
Jersey, will speak at Baccalaure- 
ate Sunday, June 16, it has 
been announced by the Office of 
the President. 

Elected to the governorship of 
Minnesota in 1939, Mr. Stassen 
was the youngest man to hold 
that office in the history of the 
state. He was re-elected for the 
terms of 1941-43 and 1943-45, but 
resigned his post in 1943 in order 
to enlist in the Navy. 

After attending Minnesota 
College and Law School, 1923-29. 
Mr. Stassen was admitted to the 
Minnesota bar in 1929. He serv- 
ed as county attorney of Dakota 
County in 1930-38. He was cho- 
sen temporary chairman and 
keynoter of the Republican Na- 
tional Convention in 1940, and 



became National Chairman of 
the National Governors' Confer- 
ence and Council of State Gov- 
ernments in 1940-41. 

Dr. Arthur Lee Kinsolving re- 
ceived his B.A. from the Uni- 
versity of Virginia in 1920. He 
was Rhodes Scholar from Vir- 
ginia and studied at Christ 
Church, Oxford University, 1920- 
23. He holds a B.A. from Oxford 
and received his MA. from that 
university in 1925. Dr. Kinsolv- 
ing took his B.D. from Virginia 
Theological Seminary in 1924 
and also holds degrees in Divin- 
ity from Amherst, the Univer- 
sity of Vermont, Rollins College, 
and Boston University. 

Dr. Kinsolving became a dea 
con in the Protestant Episcopa 
Church in 1923 and was ordain 
ed a priest in 1924. He was rec 
tor of Grace Church, Amherst 
Mass., 1924-30, and of Trinity 
Church, Boston, 1930-40. Since 
1940 he has been rector of Trin- 
ity Church, Princeton, New Jer- 
sey. 



C.A. Speaker 
Will Meet '49 



Paul Engle Will 
Read Selections 



At Tea Tuesday From His Works 



Members of the class of '49 
will be given an opportunity dur- 
ing Religious Forum week to 
meet Dr. Josept G. Haroutounian, 
leader of Religious Forum, and 
members of the Bible Department 
at an informal tea, to be held 
Tuesday afternoon. February 26 
in the Tau Zeta Epsilon society 
house. A Freshman Council, com- 
posed of all fourteen Freshmen 
C. A. Representatives will serve 
refreshments from 2:45 to 5:15, 
and act as hostesses. 

Jean McCouch, '49, Chairman 
of the Council, is especially eager 
that all Freshmen come. "This 
will be an excellent chance for 
the class of '49 to meet not only 
Dr. Haroutounian," says Jean, 
"but also to get to know inform- 
ally members of the Bible De- 
partment whom they will have 
next year in the capacity of in- 
structors." 



Paul Engle will read selections 
from his poetry at the first 
Poet's Reading of the semester 
Monday, March 4 at 4:40 in Pen- 
dleton Hall. His lecture is the 
fourth in the Katharine Lee 
Bates Series of Poet's Readings 
sponsored by the Department of 
English Composition and organ- 
ized by Miss Elizabeth Manwar- 
ing, Chairman of the Depart- 
ment. 

Mr. Engle, who is Lecturer on 
Poetry at the University of 
Iowa, has published five books 
of poetry and one novel, Always 
the Land. His latest work, "West 
of Midnight," was awarded a 
I continued page !f col. 5) 



Two Poets' 
Awards To 
Be Offered 

Masefield Prize Open To 

Seniors; Wing Prize To 

Every Undergraduate 

Mademoiselle's College Fiction 
Contest, the Wellesley Poetry 
Prizes and College Essay Contest, 
are all open to literary entries 
from Wellesley students. Awards 
of as much as $1000 are offered 
by these contests. 

Mademoiselle, as a magazine 
for young women, is holding its 
annual short stoiy contest for 
women undergraduates, . "not 
only to reflect their point, of 
view, but to publish stories by 
young authors of merit." The 
winning story will be awarded 
5250 for all rights and will be 
published in the August 1946 
issue of Mademoiselle. All en- 
tries are subject to the following 
conditions: 

1. Manuscripts must be from 
1,500 to 3.000 words. They must 
be clearly typewritten, double- 
spaced and sent to: College Fic- 
tion Contest, Mademoiselle, 122 
E. 42 street, New York 17, N. Y. 

2. Mademoiselle can assume 
no responsibility for loss of a 
manuscript. Manuscripts cannot 
be returned unless accompanied 
by a self-addressed, stamped en- 
velope. 

3. Mademoiselle reserves the 
right to purchase any story 
other than prizewinners at regu- 
lar publication rates. 

4. Stories which have been 
printed in college publications 
may be submitted, but they must 
not have been published else- 
where. 

5. Entries must be postmark- 
ed not later than April 1, 1946. 

Wellesley Poetry Awards 
College poets are reminded of 
the two poetry prizes awarded 
annually at Wellesley, the Mase- 
field Prize, which is an auto- 
graphed copy of Masefield's 
works, and the Florence Annette 
Wing Memorial Prize, an award 
of approximately $40 given by 
Mabel Wing '87 in memory of 
her sister. The Masefield Prize 
is open to seniors only; the Wing 
Prize to all undergraduates. 
( continued page 4 col. 2) 




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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, FEBRUARY 20, 1946 



Education Report Finished 



(Continued from Page 1) 
guiding such reading are sug- 
gested: 

1. There should be a list of 
recommended books that all stu- 
dents, regardless of their major, 
should be urged to read. Such 
a list might serve for all under- 
graduates. It should be given 
out at the end of the freshman 
year, and it might well indicate 
in some way those titles espec- 
ially recommended for freshmen. 

2. In addition, there should be 
lists prepared by the several de- 
partments for their major stu- 
dents. The reading here sug- 
gested will be designed to give 
support to the major and to 
help the student to fill conspic- 
uous gaps in her knowledge of 
the field. 

The General Examination 
The general examination will 
be required of all students ex- 
cept those taking special honors 
examinations. The purpose of 
the general examination has not 
been changed in any way. It 
is intended to test (1) the accur- 
acy, extent, and depth of a stu- 
dent's knowledge of one sub- 
ject (or field); (2) her intellect- 
ual initiative and independence 
in analyzing, organizing and re- 
lating the material of that sub- 
ject ;(3) her assimilation of and 
ability to apply leading ideas 
in that subject. Although, as at 
present, the examination will 
rest chiefly on the work done in 
regular courses, the faculty be- 
lieves that students may reason- 
ably be expected to show some 
acquaintance of a general sort 
topics within the field even if 
the student has had no courses 
which deal with them directly. 

A student who fails the gen- 
eral examination will be offered 
the opportunity of taking a 
short oral examination within a 
few days. In this way she will 
have a second chance to demon- 
strate her knowledge of her ma- 
jor subject, and, if successful, 
she will be considered to have 
passed the general examination. 
A student who passes in this 
manner will graduate with her 
class. This procedure will be 
followed beginning with the 
class of 1946. 

The 350 Course 
To increase the opportunity 
for individual study and inde- 



pendent work, the scope of the 
350 course will be enlarged in 
those departments in which this 
can suitably be done. Any de- 
partment will be at liberty to 
present as part of its offering 
a course of independent read- 
ing, directed study, or field work 
receiving credit of not more than 
six hours, open to regularly 
qualified juniors, seniors and 
graduate students. A variety of 
programs and types of work can 
be undertaken in 350 courses. 
These will include: 

1. Research work of the spec- 
ial honors type. 

2. Directed study with occa- 
sional papers on topics within 
the area of work. 

3. Field work projects and re- 

4. Independent reading with a 
minimum of direction and in a 
wider area than that commonly 
undertaken now by 350 students, 
and with little or no written 
work except for an examination 
at the end of each semester. 

Obviously 350 work will differ 
in kind in the various depart- 
ments, and in some it will not 
be practical to offer to jun- 
iors. In some fields, however, 
juniors may appropriately and 
profitably undertake it. 
Honors Work 

Several changes in the honors 
program of the College have 
been made. The separate names 
"departmental honors" and "hon- 
ors in a special field" have been 
abandoned in favor of a single 
name "honors." Various types of 
work will be allowed, but they 
will all involve some independ- 
ent work and should all be call- 
ed by the same name. Some 350 
work is to be included in the 

Poetry Awards - 

(Continued from Page S) 
Last year the former went to 
Elizabeth P. Benson *45 and the 
latter to Margery Miller '45; 
Elizabeth N. Beck '47 received 
honorable mention. 

The Wing Prize considers only 
poems of not more than 32 lines, 
and only one poem may be sub- 
mitted by each contestant; there 
are no stipulations about the 
length or number of poems 
which each contestant may sub- 
mit for the Masefield Prize. 
Conditions for Both Contests 
1. Poems must be submitted 







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program of every honors stu- 
dent although the amount may 
vary from three to twelve hours. 
At a stated time in the sec- 
ond semester any sophomore or 
junior may apply to the Curric- 
ulum Committee to become a 
candidate for honors if her cre- 
dit ratio after her last three 
semesters work is at least 4.0 
(B— ) and if the quality of her 
work in the major subject is 
such that the faculty of the de- 
partments concerned consider her 
a promising candidate. 

As in the past, candidates for 
honors will be expected to plan 
a program in the spring of the 
sophomore or junior year. In 
general they should plan to lay 
the foundation for subsequent 
work by appropriate field work 
or reading in the summer vaca- 
tion. However students whose 
summer jobs prevent this should 
not be debarred from honors if 
suitable arrangements can be 
made for extra work in term 
time. 

Two classes of honors will be 
recognized in the awards made 
at Commencement. "High hon- 
ors" will be awarded to candi- 
dates who show distinction in 
the independent work and in the 
final examinations and whose 
average in other course work in 
the major subject or field is B 
plus or better. "Honors" will be 
given to candidates whose ach- 
ievement is at the B level or 
higher. 

The faculty of the departments 
of the College are free to work 
out programs suited to the needs 
of the subject and of the stu- 
dent. Suitable programs could 
range from those like the pre- 
sent Honors in a Special Field 
to those more nearly resembling 
Departmental Honors. In the 



on or before May 1 1946. 

2. Poems must be typed, 
double space, on one side of 
paper. 

3. Each poem must be signed 
by an assumed name; a sealed 
envelope containing both the 
real name and the assumed 
name of the contestant must be 
submitted with the poem. 

4. Each poem must bear the 
name of the prize for which it 
is entered. If a poem is entered 
for both prizes, two copies, each 
properly labeled must be sub- 
mitted. 

5. The committee of judges 
will consist of three members of 
the Department of English: Miss 
M. Ruth Michael, Miss Evelyn 
K. Wells, and Mrs. William M. 
Mackenzie, chairman. Poems 
should be sent to the chairman. 

6. Award of either prize to a 
senior will be announced at Com- 
mencement. If the Wing Prize 
goes to a member of another 
class News will make the an- 
nouncement before the end of 
the college year. The prizes will 
not be given if the judges do 
not find the poems submitted 

to be of sufficient merit to just- 



first case the student will plan 
for a minimum of forty-two hours 
in her special field. Her work 
will be unified by her subject 
for investigation and will be 
tested by a comprehensive ex- 
amination, in part or wholly 
oral. In the second case the 
student will plan a regular pro- 
gram for a forty-two hour field 
of concentration with a major 
normally of twenty-four to thir- 
ty hour,. This will include at 
least three hours of 350 in which 
she might undertake work in a 
period or field not studied in 
her regular courses, or work de- 
signed to develop connections 
with a related field, or work to 
carry on and deepen her know- 
ledge of a subject already stud- 
ied in her courses. Such work 
will be tested by discussions 
with instructors, or written es- 
says, or examination questions, 
in some cases set in advance. 
At the end of the senior year 
she should be given either the 
general examination or a spec- 
ial comprehensive written exam- 
ination and a short oral exam- 
ination. It will be noted that 
this type of work is very like 
the plan for Departmental Hon- 
ors except that the independent 
work is no longer carried as an 
extra. Some departments may 
wish to arrange as part of the 
350 work group meetings for 
their honor candidates. This 

Junior Class Elects 
Gene Ferris President 

Gene Ferris was elected presi- 
dent of the junior class on Fri- 
day, January 25. She was House 
Chairman of Noanett and vice- 
president of her class her fresh- 
man year. In her sophomore 
year she was secretary-treasurer 
of Davis. 

ify an award. 

Hunter College Essay Contest 

To commemorate its 75th an- 
niversary year, Hunter College 
is offering a series of prizes 
for essays on various aspects of 
intercultural relations totaling 
$12,900 in Victory Bonds given 
by Lane Bryant Inc. of New 
York City. Of the group of es- 
says written by college students, 
a first prize of a $1,000 Victory 
Bond will be awarded to the 
undergraduate who submits the 
best essay on the topic: "How 
can American colleges or other 
social institutions promote ap- 
preciation of the cultures of 
other peoples and cooperation 
among them?" 

Essays may also be written 
upon some portion of the gen- 
eral topic. Other awards in this 
group are a second prize of $500 
in bonds, eighteen awards of 
$100 bonds and a $1000 bond 
to be made to the college at- 
tended by the winner of the first 
prize, primarily intended for 
the study of intercultural rela- 
tions. 

Essays submitted to group A 




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would be appropriate in the 
larger departments where there 
may be several students working 
on related topics. In effect this 
would mean that part of the di- 
rection of honors candidates 
could be done in group confer- 
ences. 

It is hoped that the broad de- 
finition of honors, the flexibili- 
ty of the plan, and the arrange- 
ment for the award of gTaded 
honors may interest a larger 
number of students in the hon- 
ors program of the College. Some 
departments because of the lack 
of a sufficiently large staff will 
not be able at once to arrange 
for the direction of a large num- 
ber of candidates. The plans 
for 350 courses and for honors 
described in this part of the 
report represent goals toward 
which College is working. They 
cannot all be realized at once. 

Readers of the Wellesley Col- 
lege News are referred td~ the 
issue of January 17, 1946 for 
the presentation of Part I of the 
Report of the Committee on 
Long Term Education Policy. 
The College is deeply indebted 
to the Committee for its work 
during the past two and a half 
years, and especially to the chair- 
man, Miss Virginia Onderdonk, 
Assistant Professor of Philoso- 
phy. 

Ella Keats Whiting, 
Dean of Instruction. 



Students' Aid - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
an increase of $9,752 over last 
year's gift and loan awards to 
194 girls. 

The benefits with which the So- 
ciety have aided hundreds of 
Wellesley girls are expressed in 
a recent letter to the Society 
from a member of the class of 
'44. "Although I received no di- 
rect help from Students' Aid, I 
have always felt that many of 
my happiest memories of Wel- 
lesley were a result of the serv- 
ices of the Society, without 
which many of my best friends 
could not have remained at col- 
lege." 

Students' Aid benefits are not 
restricted to the gifts and loans 
which supplement the gifts of 
the College Scholarship Commit- 
tee. Other services of Students' 
Aid offered to undergraduates 
include emergency gifts and 
loans, gifts of clothes, and loans 
of text books and caps and 
gowns. The Society now extends 
this last service of cap and gown 
loan to scholarship girls and to 
those whose budgets are nar- 
row. 

An Alumnae organization 
founded by Mrs. Durant in 1878 
and incorporated in 1916 by a 
group of alumnae, Students' 
Aid is entirely separate from the 
college. It meets its annual ex- 
penses and makes its gifts from 
the fund raised from Annual 
Memberships, Contribut ions 
from Wellesley Clubs, classes, 
the college community friends 
and alumnae, and interest on the 
permanent fund. 



■ miRjuiouin 



(for college students) must not 
exceed 1,500 words and must be 
mailed before March 1 1946 to: 
Hunter College Diamond Jubilee 
Contest, P. O. Box 7, New York 
8, N. Y. According to the offi- 
cial rules of the contest entries 
will be judged on the practical 
value of ideas expressed as well 
as on interest, sincerity and 
clearness. Material based upon 
observation will be rated above 
theoretical discussion. 

Further information on all 
these contests can be obtained 
from the Department of English. 
o 

Poet's Reading - 

(Continued from Page 3) 
$1,000 prize by the Friends of 
American Writers in 1941. 

Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, In 
1908, Mr. Engle attended Coe 
College in Cedar Rapids where 
he received his A.B. Continuing 
his education at the University 
of Iowa, he received his A.M. 
there in 1932. After doing furth- 
er work at Columbia he was sent 
to Oxford University on a 
Rhodes Scholarship. 



WEIXESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, FEBRUARY 20, 1946 



Spellbound's 

Psychology 

Often Faulty 

Good Acting and Suspense 

Offered by New Film 

With Bergman, Peck 

Critic, Jean Lamb 'Jfi 

One of the best psychological 
movies which Hollywood has cur- 
rently produced is "Spellbound", 
starring Ingrid Bergman and 
Gregory Peck. The excellent 
acting and unusual technical 
effects succeed in maintaining 
the tense mood of the story 
which concerns the struggle of 
an amnesia victim to regain his 
memory and And out if he is a 
murderer. 

Ingrid Bergman plays Con- 
stance Peterson, a doctor in a 
psychiatric clinic. Gregory Peck, 
nosing as the new director of the 
hospital is suffering from am- 
nesia, and the obsession that he 
has killed the real director, Dr. 
Edwardes. Conscious of his 
failure to play his role, he runs 
away. Constance, in love with 
him and convinced of his inno- 
cence, helps him. At the home 
of Alex, a psychiatrist friend of 
Constance, Peck relates a dream 
he has had, revealing the place 
of Edwardes' death. Constance 
accompanies her patient there, 
where he regains most of his 
memory. Still uncertain of the 
circumstances of Edwardes 
death however she tracks down 
other clues disclosing the true 
facts in a dramatic ending. 

However the plot may be 
criticized by a psychologist on 
its scientific accuracy, it is ap- 
pealingly effective to the layman. 
While admittedly a melodramatic 
story, it seems logically evolved 
and is skillfully treated by ac- 
tors, director and technicians. 
Although suspense is maintained 
throughout the film, the many 
climaxes tend to eclipse the final 

one - 
The quality of "Spellbound s 

acting is excellent. Gregory 

Peck, a comparative newcomer, 

is not only convincing in the 

role of the psychoneurotic, but 

is one of the best looking actors 

to appear in a long time. Miss 

Bergman portrays Constances 

conflict between her scientific 

training and the desire to follow 

her instinct with realism and 

sympathy. The rest of the cast 

is more than competent. 

The film is notable for the ex- 
cellence of its individual scenes 
The climactic moments are un- 
forgettable, and minor scenes 
extremely well finished. The 
scene in which two strangers 
waiting with Constance and 
Gregory Peck in Alex's living 
room, attempt to carry on a con- 
versation, is filled with tension. 
There are also many flashbacks 
anl unusual photographic ef- 
fects which cast light on the 
condition of the hero's mind. 
One dream sequence, designed 
by Salvator Dali, is particularly 
impressive. , . 

While "Spellbound" is not 
faithfully true to life, it provides 
high excitement with a semi- 
intellectual basis in psychology. 
Exceedingly gripping, it is one 
of the season's best for enter- 
tainment. 

"My Name Is Julia Ross" stars 
Nina Foch and Dame May Whitty 
in a story of mysterious crime. 

"Leave Her to Heaven" is a 
highly exaggerated story of a 
jealous woman, with Cornel 
Wilde, Gene Tierney and Jeanne 
Crain. 



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Katherine Cornell and Sir Cedric Hardwicke in "Antigone" 

Katherine Cornell Stars in 
Modernized Greek Tragedy 



Critic Mary Dirlam 7,6 
In the performance of a tra- 
gedy, it is always necessary 
that the audience should be able 
to identify itself with the char- 
acters on the stage. The opera- 
tion of the much talked of pro- 
cess of katharsis depends al- 
most entirely upon drawing the 
spectator into an active sym- 
pathy with the protagonist. It 
is more difficult, however, for 
a modern audience to grasp the 
universal significance of the 
action of a classic Greek trag- 
edy than is was for Sophocles' 
contemporaries. Too often a 
Greek toga or a localized Athen- 
ian setting serves to place a 
barrier between the characters 
and the audience. The tendency 
is to see as from a distance, and 
to allow the physical unfamiliar- 
ity of the staging to render the 
play of remote rather than of 
immediate importance. 

The present production of 
Antigone and the Tyrant at- 
tempts to bring the tragic sig- 
nificance of the story of Oedi- 
pus' daughter closer to the un- 
derstanding of the twentieth cen- 
tury. King Creon wears an ele- 
gant dress suit; the policemen 
are clad in gabardine raincoats; 
Antigone's gown is long and 
timeless. There is no setting, ex- 
cept for circular steps in the 
center of the stage. The nobles 
speak the lucid English prose 



of today's educated classes. The 
palace guards speak the rough, 
blunt language of the cop on 
the corner of Main street Cos- 
tuming, setting and language 
have been directed toward one 
end — a direct appeal to the 
knowledge and experience of a 
1946 audience. 

The danger in such an exper- 
iment was the loss of the dig- 
nity, beauty and meaning of a 
great tragedy. By making An- 
tigone modern, the producers 
might easily have made it triv- 
ial. This pitfall, however, has 
been skillfully avoided. Brilliant 
acting and good production have 
combined to preserve the tragic 
spirit of Sophocles' drama. 

Katherine Cornell brings all 
her experience and dramatic 
vitality to the role of Antigone. 
Her interpretation of the part 
is an achievement only possible 
for a veteran actress. Through 
Miss Cornell's simple yet ex- 
pressive speech and gestures, the 
audience becomes aware of the 
fine inner strength of Antigone. 
Cedric Hardwicke tends perhaps 
to be more stage-conscious than 
Miss Cornell, but he succeeds in 
making us powerfully cognizant 
of the "hubris," or self-pride, 
of King Creon. 

The use of the Chorus in Anti- 
gone is especially interesting. 
The group chorus of the Greek 
theatre has been reduced in the 
[.Continued on Page 7, Col.l) 



Clothing Drive - 

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will also receive some of these 
benefits. After nine years of war, 
their situation is quite desperate. 
Marie-Jeanne Pasquier, Beebe; 
Maxine Biblitz, Cazenove; Mary 
Sue Barnett, Claflin: Elaine 
Baum, Munger; Ban-on Blewett, 
Olive Davis; Naomi Brenner, 
Pomeroy; Rosalie Bacon, Sever- 
ance; .Dot Proctor, Shafer; Betty 
Blaine, Stone; Penny Petlarge 
and Jean Bryant, Tower; assist- 



ed Hester Spencer, chairman of 
the clothing drive. Since the 
freshmen have not elected their 
WAC reps, the house presidents 
including: Marjorie Piatt, Crof- 
ton; Jane Addams, Dower; Molly 
Bishop, Eliot; Lindsley Clark, 
Elms; Cynthia K. Smith, Home- 
stead; Janet Rourke, Joslin; Dor- 
othy Harris, Little; Ann Schroth, 
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umbega; Betsy Scheer, Washing- 
ton; Betty Metz, Webb; Lenore 
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Margery Miller M. Casadesus 
Depicts Career French Pianist, 
Of Joe Louis To Play Here 



Alumna of 9 45 Surprises 

Sport World With Book 

On Prize Fighting 

Critic Gloria Ross '^6 
Joe Louis: American by Mar- 
gery Miller. New York, Current 
Books, Inc., 181 pp. 

Margery Miller's first book is 
full of surprises. First, there 
is the obvious surprise that a 
Wellesley graduate (Class of '45) 
should have chosen a prize-fight- 
er as her subject. Then there 
is the surprise that a first book, 
written by a girl of twenty-two, 
should be so straightforward, so 
adult, and so professionally ex- 
cellent. But the greatest sur- 
prise of all lies in the life of 
Joe Louis, as revealed by Miss 
Miller. To the average reader, 
uninitiated to the secrets of the 
sports world, Joe Louis is simply 
a good athlete, a big, simple, 
rather dead-pan fighter. Miss 
Miller's book brings out the 
meaning in his life. She por- 
trays him not only as an out- 
standing boxer, but as a force- 
ful personality, an ambassador 
of good will between the black 
and white races, and a thorough- 
ly unselfish, public-minded Amer- 
ican. 

Joe Louis Barrow was born in 
1914 in the Buckalew Mountain 
region of Alabama, of a family 
having some white, some Indian, 
and predominantly Negro blood. 
Some time after his father, con- 
fined in a state insane asylum, 
was pronounced dead, his moth- 
er married again and moved her 
seven children to Detroit, where 
Joe grew up. He worked as a 
laborer in the Ford factory, and 
became proficient at amateur 
boxing. His desire to marry 
Marva Trotter, of lighter color, 
better education, and higher 
class than he, was the largest 
single factor in making him 
quit his $25-a-week Ford job 
for the promise of quick riches 
in the professional ring. 

His success was rapid, and he 
used his first earnings to buy 
his mother a house, his sisters 
and brothers decent clothes, to 
send his youngest sister to col- 
lege and graduate school, and 
finally to present his fiancee with 
a four-carat diamond ring 



Robert Casadesus, noted 
French pianist and composer, 
will appear in the third concert 
of the Wellesley Concert Series 
in Alumnae Hall on Wednesday, 
March 6 at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Casade- 
sus plays with equal distinction 
the music of Mozart and the com- 
positions of the Modern French 
School. His program at Welles- 
ley will include Mazart's Sonata 
in F major (K.322), Foure's Noc- 
turne No. 7, Chabrier's Bouree 
Fantasque, and several of his own 
compositions. 

Mr. Casadesus made his Am- 
erican debut in January, 1935 
when he appeared as soloist with 
the New York Philharmoic Sym- 
phony. He has performed with 
great success not only in Europe 
and North America, but in Af- 
rica, Asia Minor, and South Am- 
erica as well. 

Mr. Casadesus studied under 
Diemer at the Paris Conserva- 
toire where he was winner of the 
first prize in 1913 and the Prix 
Diemer in 1920. His Paris debut 
was in 1917. In 1934, he was head 
of the piano department of the 
Conservatoire de Musique at 
Fontainebleau. Since his arrival 
in this country in 1940, he has 
made several successful concert 
tours and with his wife has con- 
ducted a conservatory in Great 
Barrington, Mass. 

their wedding day. He also hired 
a tutor, a former Indiana school- 
master to coach him in grammer, 
geography, arithmetic, history, 
spelling and manners. 

His early successes increased 
his self-confidence, until he was 
badly beaten by Max Schmeling. 
Schmeling's victory, proclaimed 
by Goebbels as the triumph of a 
Nazi Aryan over an inferior 
race, had a profound effect on 
Joe. He resolved to stage a 
comeback, to disprove any al- 
leged inferiority of his race. At 
the same time he has been care- 
ful not to antagonize white spec- 
tators by gloating over his tri- 
umphs, as former Negro cham- 
pion Jack Johnson had done. 

Joe has used his prestige to 
speak for many causes. He cam- 
paigned earnestly for Wendell 
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WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, FEBRUARY 20, 1946 



Wellesley Adopts Plan 
Of Student Federalists 



Inter-College Activities, 
Public Education Will be 
Important Work Here 

Representatives from 35 col- 
leges and 25 high schools agreed, 
in a four-day conference held at 
Concord, Massachusetts, on a 
united policy and four-point pro- 
gram of action, the Wellesley 
World Federation Committee an- 
nounced at an open meeting Fri- 
day, February 15, at Pendleton 
Hall. The conference, which was 
sponsored by Student Federal- 
ists. Inc. and lasted from Feb- 
ruary 8 to 11, was attended by 
Hester Spencer '47, Maxine Bub- 
litz "47, Virginia Beach *47 and 
Dorothy Nessler '47. 

"We must make world citizen- 
ship a political fact," the Con- 
cord policy statement, declares. 
"Existing governments have 
demonstrated that they are in- 
capable of preserving peace and 
protecting human rights in an in- 
terdependent world. The atomic 
bomb blasts forever the illusion 
that power policies can give us 
peace." 

The conferees recognize frank- 
ly that the United States and 
Russia are the two chief obsta- 
cles to the creation of a new 
world sovereignty, based on the 
principles of federalism. "Either 
country," the statement contin- 
ues, "is powerful enough to take 
the lead." 

The program adopted by Stu- 
dent Federalists, with which the 
Wellesley Committee is cooper- 
ating, will: 

1. Stimulate thinking on the 
urgent need for federal world 
government; 

2. Educating our generation in 
the principles of federalism; 

3. Find, train, and organize 
the necessary leaders; and 

4. Support all steps which will 
lead to a federal world govern- 
ment. 

An information service, con- 
taining news of employment op- 
portunities for college graduates 
in politics, government, educa- 
tion, and other fields where be- 
lief in world government can 
help make world government a 
political actuality will be estab- 
lished by Cushing Niles, Senator 
Ball's secretary, who was one of 
the delegates to the conference. 



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To make world government a 
current issue, a Public Educa- 
tion committee was established 
with Maxine Bublitz as head. 
This committee will poll all con- 
gressional candidates for their 
stand on world government, and 
bring to the public, through pub- 
licity and personal contact, the 
importance of this stand. 

This service, it was decided at 
Friday's meeting, will be one of 
the most important features of 
the Wellesley committee's pro- 
gram this semester. Other pro- 
grams planned include mailing 
with permission, a press release 
to the home town of every girl 
who signed the Call to Action 
card. Monthly discussion ses- 
sions, as well as study shelves in 
the English Composition room in 
the library, will continually dis- 
cuss the problem of world gov- 
ernment. Chief among these ses- 
sions will be the conference to be 
held this March on the pro's and 
con's of world government, spon- 
sored by Forum and Christian 
Association. 

The Wellesley Committee will 
keep a continual watch on the 
newspapers and magazines for 
all articles pertinent to world 
government. Every one of these 
articles shall be answered by a 
contact committee, headed by 
Sylvia Crane, '47. Her commit- 
tee will also subject congress- 
men to a constant barrage of 
letters, explaining the need for, 
and critical importance of world 
government. 

Virginia Beach '47 heads an 
Inter-College committee, which 
will work, with chapters already 
established at Wheaton, • Pine 
Manor, Radcliffe, and Tufts, to 
form similar chapters at every 
college around Boston. Each girl 
on her committee will be given a 
specific college, after a period of 
training and organization. D or- 
othy Nessler '47, who was selec- 
ted Student Federalist College 
Chairman, is in charge of this 
organization on a larger scale, 
and is now making up a booklet 
to be sent to every college in the 
United States, as well as to in- 
dividual students, explaining the 
necessity for world government, 
and how to organize a Student 
Federalist committee. This book- 
let, and other literature of inter- 
est will be procurable at the 
Forum office. 



Collection of Original 

Degas Drawings Here 

A collection of Degas drawings 
will be exhibited in the Wellesley 
Art Museum beginning Satur- 
day, February 16. The nineteen 
original pieces are being lent 
from the Paul J. Sachs collection 
in the Fogg Museum at Harvard 
and the Philip Hofer collection 
and will remain on display until 
March 10. 



/ 



STAGE 

He Who Gets Slapped with John Abbott, Beatrice 

Pearson, Stella Adler. Final week COLONIAL 

The Voice of a Turtle PLYMOUTH 

Rose Marie. Final week OPERA HOUSE 

St. Louis Woman, new musical comedy about the care- 
free sporting life of the negro at the turn of the 
century. With Nicholas Brothers, famous dance 
team, Rex Ingram, Ruby Hill. Through Mar. 2 SHUBERT 
Like it Here with Oscar Karlweis and Bert Lytell. 
Through Mar. 2 WILBUR 

Lotte Lehmann, Sun. aft., Feb. 24. Only Boston 

appearance this year SYMPHONY HALL 

IN PROSPECT 

"State of the Union" presented by Russel Crouse and Howard 
Lindsay, with Judith Evelyn, Neil Hamilton and James 
Renme. Opening Feb. 25 for four weeks 
"The Merry Widow" opening Feb. 25 for two weeks 
"Flamingo Road" with Francis Felton, Judith Parrish. Open- 
ing March 4 

"Carmen Jones" presented by Billy Rose. Opening March 4 

for two weeks 
"The Merry Wives of Windsor-" with Charles Coburn. Open- 

W? April 1. SIXTH THEATRE GUILD production 
Metropolitan Opera— April 4-13 

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Religious 
Forum 



by Kay Warner '^6, 
President of C. A. 

For whom is Religious Forum? 
Forum? 

Partly for those who've work- 
ed in C.A. These three days 
give meaning to a sometimes- 
felt "miscellaneous service or- 
ganization." Painting posters, 
dressing dolls, attending discus- 
sions, etc., may well cause one 
to ask "What's this all got to 
to with it anyway ? ? ?" That 
these apparently unrelated activ- 
ities do have a part in a larger 
purpose becomes evident during 
Religious Forum, embodying 
more clearly than any other ac- 
tivity our ideal goal! 

But definitely for EVERYONE 
on campus, faculty and students, 
whatever their stand between 
complete scepticism and firm 
conviction, Religious Forum can 
be significant. The goal is AN 
answer for each individual. The 
intent is NOT to present THE 
answer ... or to leave one with a 
state of "bull-session fatigue." At 
best this period can be but a time 
to turn the wheels of our thinking 
process so that by rechecking, 
openly facing issues, and willing- 
ly looking for new values, we 
make our own decisions. 

We are particularly fortunate 
in having as our leader Dr. 
Haroutounian, well familiar with 
the problems of students . . . and 
as an ex-member of our Wellesley 
Bible Department, well qualified 
on problems peculiar to this 
campus! 



In Peace 




As In War . 




Teamwork 




BROTHERHOOD 


WEEK 


February 17-24, 


1946 



Lantern Parade Sets 
Off Pageant of Varied 
Carnival Skating Events 

The skating events of Welles- 
ley's Winter Carnival were held 
Saturday evening, February 16, 
in the Cove behind Stone Davis. 
A large number of students and 
guests were present at the color- 
ful pageant which began with a 
lantern parade at 7:15. A troupe 
of talented skaters, among them 
the Johnson sisters from the 
Boston Arena, presented a va- 
ried program of fancy ice-skat- 
ing which included a ballet num- 
ber, a comedy skit, and several 
solos. The remainder of the eve- 
ning was devoted to relays and 
group games on the ice. Re- 
freshments were served in Z. A. 
and from an outdoor booth. 

The skiing events, originally 
scheduled for the afternoon, have 
been postponed until the next 
snowy week-end. 



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NOW PLAYING THRU SAT. 
Rosalind Russell-Lee Bowman 

"She Wouldn't 

Say Yes" 
"My Name Is 

Julia Ross" 

Nina Foch-Dame May Whitty 

STARTS SUN. THRU WED. 
Edw. G. Robinson-Joan Bennett 

"SCARLET STREET" 

also 

"Gelling Gertie's 
Garter" 

Marie McDonald 
Dennis O'Keefe 



Dr. Salvadori Describes 
Status of Italy During War 



"Re-awakening of Italy" 
Topic of Italian Lecture 

By Bennington Professor 

"It is important to place coun- 
tries under the control of the 
people rather than of dictator- 
ships, if wars are to be stopped," 
said Professor Massimo Salva- 
dori, of Bennington College, 
speaking on "The Reawakening 
of Italy" last Friday evening in 
the Recreation Building. 

Maintaining that the Italians 
were not cowards, that when it 
became a question of fighting the 
Germans, the hated northerners, 
they put up a good resistance, 
Dr. Salvatori attempted to show 
that while Italy had her enemy 
contacts, her sympathy was really 
with the Allies. Leaving it up 
to his listeners to decide whether 
Italy should be treated as a con- 
quered enemy or a friendly na- 
tion, the speaker believed that a 
great mistake of the recent re- 
organization of Italy was the 
placing of liberal representatives 
in government when the peace 
was a hard one. Said he, "The 
people naturally react then, 
against democratic elements. 
This is the same thing that hap- 
pened in Germany after the last 
war." 

Dr. Salvatori, a northern Itali- 
an served one year in prison 
under the Fascists because of 
his democratic ideas. In re- 
viewing the Mussolini regime he 
pointed out that the majority of 
the population never wanted war 
with the Allies. He described the 
general sadness in Italy which 

Dr. Bartlett Is 
Chapel Speaker 

Dr. Robert M. Bartlett, minister 
of the Plymouth Congregational 
Church, Lansing, Michigan, 
preached a sermon entitled, 
"Half-past Quitting Time," last 
Sunday, in the Wellesley College 
Chapel. 

Dr. Bartlett stressed the need 
of everyone having a will to labor 
and the faith to blaze new trails 
"Our faith," he said, "was born in 
the catacombs, and will survive 
the cataclysms of our time, if we 
but believe in the future." 

We must progress despite dis- 
couragements, he said, to the 
realization of our aims as individ- 
uals. The responsibility for the 
future is not to be left in the 
hands of the few leaders, but 
must be assumed by each person. 
He illustrated his sermon by the 
lives of great men in the past and 
of today. 

Dr. Bartlett lectures in ethics 
and philosophy at Michigan State 
College. He has written several 
biographical books including, 
"They Dared to Live," "They 
Worked for Tomorrow," and 
"They Did Something About It." 
He has also written religious 
books and articles. Besides con- 
tinuing his writing, Dr. Bartlett 
lectures in various schools and 
colleges throughout the country. 

Dr. Bartlett was graduated 
from Oberlin College and Yale 
Divinity School. For three years 
he taught in China at Yiengsin 
College, which is connected with 
Wellesley. 



COLONIAL THEATRE 

NATIOK, MASS. 
Thurs. - Fri. - Sat. 

Feb. 21-22-23 
James Crnig - Fmiices CifTord 
in 

"She Went to the Races" 

alto 
Gale Storm - Phil Regan 

"Sunbonnet Sue" 

Friday, Washington's birthday, 
prr/orinance toill start at two 
"ltd run continuously. 
Sun. • Mon. - Tues. 

Fob. 24-25.26 
Robert Walker - Keenan Wynu 

"WHAT NEXT 
CORPORAL HARGROVE" 

Alio 
M:>r^ie Reynolds - Fred Brady 

"Meet Me On Broadway," 



came with the Fascist declara- 
tion of war against France and 
England in June, 1940. Although 
unpublicized mainly because of 
the general lack of interest in 
other countries the Italian un- 
derground of about H million 
was very active, attempting 
many times to kill Mussolini. 
Both Democratic and Communis- 
tic elements were active in this 
uderground. According to Pro- 
fessor Salvadori, a Christian de- 
mocracy has been the political 
policy of the Catholics since 
World War One. As in France 
and Germany, Socialism, another 
liberal faction, failed to fight off 
Fascism. 

Continuing his story of Fascist 
Italy, Dr. Salvatori went on to 
present the overthrow of Mus- 
solini, and the Badoglio govern- 
ment. He told of the anti-Fas- 
cist groups who went into the 
hills to hide and farm, of the 
patriotic movements who kept 
the Germans in Italy "quite 
busy". 

"In spite of the general de- 
struction of Italy, there are none 
who complain against the Amer- 
icans and the British now. 
Rather," said Dr. Salvarori "they 
curse the Germans who brought 
them into war, and who took 
away their material wealth." 
o 



Majo 



TS - 
(Continued from Page S) 
jobs, one in research and one in 
a "meeting-the-public" capacity 
at the Franklin Institute in 
Philadelphia. Work with "bril- 
liant, interesting people," she be- 
lieves, is one of the chief re- 
wards of an astronomy major. 

Biblical History 

A major in Bible, Phil Rober- 
son '46 believes, is extremely val- 
uable for developing a "stand- 
ard of self-criticism and criticism 
of the world in general." It is a 
major for a girl who wants to 
sharpen her view of life, for it 
offers as much, if not more, to 
the person who is admittedly 
confused in her religious think- 
ing as to the one who already 
has strong convictions. 

An especially good feature of 
a Bible major, Phil declared, is 
the thorough study it affords of 
lines of thinking which diverge 
from the orthodox. It clarifies 
one's generally hazy ideas about 
many different idealogies. 

"A religion major gives you a 
reason for being interested in al- 
most everything," Phil asserted. 
"It helph you develop insight." 
And again she stressed its re- 
lation to philosophy, history, lit- 
erature, anything which has to do 
with humanity. For, she said, "it 
gives you a sort of 'inside track' 
on human nature." 

One should not major in Bible, 
Phil pointed out, with the ex- 
pectation of stepping into any 
of a wide variety of jobs direct- 
ly stemming from her major, for 
teaching and church work are 
practically the only fields with 
this immediate relation. But 
this major, she asserted, is re- 
lated in some way to whatever 
one does; and as a means of ori- 
enting one's point of view around 
something stable, she considers 
it invaluable. 

Botany 

Anyone who has a genuine in- 
terest in plants and nature in 
general; an interest which is 
more curiosity than simple ad- 
miration, Margie Craig '46 be- 
lieves would enjoy majoring in 
botany as much as she does. 
"And don't be frightened away 
just because you think you're 
not scientifically inclined," she 
emphasized. 

No matter what your career 
turns out to be, Margie declared, 
your botany major will never 
stop being useful. Interest in 
plants will always be an avoca- 
tion, even if you do not make it 
your vocation. It makes you 
aware of the world around you, 
and your knowledge of botany is 
something you "use in spite of 
yourself." 

Margie pointed out the ' ad- 
(.Continued on Page 8, Col. S) 



"Red Headed Bombshell" 
Takes 6 College Boards 



WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS, FEBRUARY 20, 1946 



Mayling Soong 
Foundation Has 



In Whimsical Moment ^ Bu fI... Sc ^ le 



j\lis. Haring Taken For 
Freshman Student Here 
And While Wheaton Prof. 

"I don't think I ever thought 
seriously about going to college 
a l all," said Mrs. Ellen S. Har- 
,„g of the Department of Philo- 
sophy- When the time came for 
college boards, she and a few of 
her friends from high school 
whimsically decided to run the 
gamut of tests in six different 
fields. "Of course I flunked Anc- 
ient History," she said, "but I had 
never taken that subject. I some- 
how managed to get into Bryn 
tfawr." 

Mrs. Haring was not register- 
ed upon birth at Bryn Mawr. 
"Father read about it in Fortune 
magazine," she laughed, "and 
thought it might be a good place 
for me." 

Her mother, upon looking 
through the catalogue, predicted 
"with a hint of distaste" that 
Mrs. Haring would probably be- 
come interested in philosophy. 
Without paying too much atten- 
tion to this prediction, she start- 
ed out as a history major. A re- 
quired sophomore course in 
Greek philosophy, however, di- 
rected Mrs. Haring's interest to 
the philosophy department. Plato 
and Aristotle are still her favor- 
ite mentors. Apparently, she 
made an impression, for Dr. 
Weiss of the Bryn Mawr Philoso- 
phy Department has since des- 
cribed her as "the red-headed 
bomb-shell of Wellesley." 

Having received graduate schol- 
arships at Bryn Mawr, Mrs. Har- 
ing took her Masters degree at 
Radcliffe. During this time, she 
got married. Asked if her mar- 
riage interfered with her grad- 
uate work she replied on the con- 
trary "I don't know what I would 
have done," she said, "without 
someone to tell me to get ahold 
of myself and drink a cup of cof- 
fee once in awhile." While in Cam- 
bridge, Mrs. Haring worked with 
Dr Eric Frank, helping him to 
revise his book, Philosophical 



Antigone - 

(Continued from Page 5) 
present version to one man, who 
steps out on the stage from time 
to time to offer direct comments 
to the audience. Through the 
Chorus, we know from the be- 
ginning what the outcome of 
the play will be. Thus suspense 
is achieved through increasing 
emotional tempo rather than 
through anticipation of develop- 
ments in the plot itself; nothing 
detracts from the arousing of 
pity and fear in the minds of 
the spectator. It is to the cre- 
dit of the producers that they 
did not hesitate to preserve this 
typically Greek psychology of 
approach. 

Also, through the Chorus, the 
nature of tragedy is concretely 
expressed. Tragedy, we are told, 
is not hoping, fearing begging- 
it is the realization that you 
trapped, and bereft of the nec- 
essity for restraint, able to shout 
out against the world as a 
complete human being. 

The comic ingredients in this 
play are more pronounced and 
untempered with irony than in 
Sophocles' Antigone. The scene 
hetween Antigone and the pal- 
ace guard before her death 
"light even provoke laughter, 
b ut it is the kind of laughter 
with which we react to the grave- 
digger scene in Hamlet. Such 
tragi-comic emphasis might 
have detracted from the stark 
Greek tragedy; instead, we feel 
'hat it adds to the pathos of the 
moment: 

The dramatist of today is like- 
'y to be a humanist who causes 
hj s characters to work out their 
°wn destinies. It is a refreshing 
and valuable experience to wit- 
ness a play in which man is seen 
as the pawn of a superintending 
f ate. Antigone and the Trycmt 
is a healthy experiment, ably 
' "u ted, and it should win a 
,||S 'inetive place on Broadway 
wis season. 



Understanding of Religious 
Truth. 

Because her father was a naval 
officer, Mrs. Haring has spent 
most of her life in transit. On a 
trip to Honolulu during a sum- 
mer vacation from college, she 
met her husband, who was on her 
father's ship. 

"Both my husband and I have 
often been mistaken for stu- 
dents," said Mrs. Haring. "We 
both look rather ingenue." For in- 
stance, when she has been with 
various Wellesley undergrad- 
uates, their friends have come 
forward with the query, "Who's 
your little friend?" While at 
Wheaton, where she taught for a 
year and a half before coming 
hero, she happened to be on the 
same bus with a woman who was 
bringing her freshman daughter 
to college. After some conversa- 
tion had passed between them, 
the mother leaned forward and 
said to Mrs. Haring, "And how do 
iiou think you're going to like 
Wheaton?" 

In one of her classes at Welles- 
ley, there is a girl who has the 
same red hair, and almost the 
same hair-cut as Mrs. Haring. 
One day, as this double was leav- 
ing a conference she was accost- 
ed by two anxious students. 
"You're not leaving now!" they 
wailed. "Aren't you going to see 
us, too?" 

Asked why, if she had never 
considered college in her youth, 
she had decided to commit her- 
self to teaching, Mrs. Haring re- 
plied that an interest in a field 
such as philosophy should not be 
kept to oneself. "After all," she 
asserted, "Philosophy is a search 
for truth. Even if you think you 
have found the truth on your 
own, you should share it with 
others." In almost every day of 
teaching, Mrs. Haring continued, 
there arise new ideas and new 
challenges from her students, and 
therefore she finds teaching a 
constant stimulus and inspira- 
tion. 

o 

Wellesley Dance 
Group to Give 
Annual Concert 

Modern Dance Group's annual 
program will be presented in 
Alumnae Hall, March 8. Margie 
Caldwell '46, Head of Dance, 
promises that this year's pro- 
gram will be one of the most 
interesting and entertaining ever 
given by the group. All chor- 
eography is original, and parts 
will be taken by 24 members of 
Dance Group and Apprentice 
Dance Group. 

Those participating in the pro- 
gram are: Jean Beaverson, '47, 
Jackie Cummings, '47, Rita Buck- 
ner, '48, Betty Cobey, '47 Mar- 
ty Lou Denton, *48, Margaret 
Downing, '47, Jan Moms, '47, 
Barbara Shoup, '47, Nancy 
Weiser, '47, Helen Carlton, "47, 
Deborah Bradley, '48, Aileen 
Margolis, '48, Amalie Moses, '49, 
Nannette Weisman, '49, Helen 
Bemis, '46, Margie Caldwell, '46, 
Fuzzy Glassenburg, '46; Mary 
Hardiman, '47, Ruth jKulakof- 
sky, '48, Robin Muchmore, '47, 
Marion Ritvo, '48, Lucy Venable, 
'48, Sherry Yarwood, '47, and 
Anne Ross, G.S. 

Announcement of the program 
and ticket sale will appear in 
next week's News. 



Two Lectures on Japan, 

Second Forum Dinner 

Held February 18-19 

Mayling Soong Foundation ac- 
tivities this week included two 
lectures on problems raised by 
the war with Japan and the sec- 
ond Forum — Mayling Soong din- 
ner of the year. 

Dr. William C. Johnstone, Dean 
of the School of Government of 
George Washington University, 
spoke on "The American Occupa- 
tion Policy in Japan," and Dr. 
George E. Taylor, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Oriental Studies at the 
University of Washington and 
former Professor of Political Sci- 
ence at Yenching University lec- 
tured on "Japan in Asia." 

At the joint Forum — Mayling 
Soong dinner held in Severance 
Hall, Tuesday evening, Dr. John- 
stone and Dr. Taylor took part 
in a discussion of the lectures 
led by Miss M. Margaret Ball of 
the Political Science Department. 

Dr. Johnstone, author of "The 
Shanghai Problem" and "The 
United States and Japan's New 
Order," has studied and traveled 
extensively in the Far East. Dr. 
Taylor, formerly director of the 
Far Eastern Division of the Of- 
fice of , Military Intelligence, is 
now with the Interim Interna- 
tional Series attached to the 
State Department. His books on 
the Far East are "America in 
the New Pacific," "Changing 
China," and "The Struggle for 
North China." 

The next lecturer of the May- 
ling Soong series is Carey Mc- 
Williams, authority on racial 
minorities, who will speak on 
"The Resettlement of Japanese 
Americans" March 18. 



Tryouts for Barn's produc- 
tion of "Night Must Fall" 
will be held today and Thurs- 
day. This play is a melo- 
drama by Emilyn Williams, 
author of "The Corn Is 
Green." 



Committee Will 
Select Nominees 

All students will be given an 
opportunity to suggest the names 
of junuiors whom they would 
like to have considered for 
major offices by the nominating 
committees of each organization. 

Suggestions of candidates 
may be made to the C. G. Nom- 
inating Committee or cards dis- 
tributed by House Presidents. 
The committee will use these 
names as a basis for selection 
of nominees for C. G. President, 
Chief Justice, and Chairman of 
House Presidents' Council. 

Nominees for C. A. President 
may be similarly suggested on 
cards obtained from C. A. reps 
and Board members. A. A., 
Forum, and Service Fund Norn 
inating Committees have been 
posted on house boards, and 
suggestions may be made to 
those committee members. Barn 
and News hold closed elections. 
Nominating committees will meet 
this week to select nominees. 



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Conference on Far East 
Sponsored by Vassar 



Inter-collegiate Group 

Studies Oriental Politics; 

Russia, China Stressed 

An Inter-Collegiate Conference, 
sponsored by the Vassar Political 
Association, was held on Febru- 
ary 8-10 to discuss "The Far East: 
Playground of Power Politics." 
The conference had as its aim the 
clarification and extension of the 
present knowledge of the Far 
East and its role in international 
relations. 

Representatives from Mt. Hol- 
yoke, Smith, Haverford, Bryn 
Mawr, Bennett, Harvard, Prince- 
ton, and Queens attended the 
Conference. Virginia Guild, '46, 
President of Forum, was the 
Wellesley representative. At the 
concluding session, the Confer- 
ence decided to set up a central 
file for the exchange of informa- 
tion on activities and officers of 
non-partisan political associations 
in Eastern colleges. 

On Friday, February 8, after 
the registration of the delegates 
and a dinner given in honor of 
Professor Nathaniel Peffer, Dr. 
Peffer lectured on "America and 
the Far East." Dr. Peffer, mem- 
ber of the faculty of Internation- 
al Relations at Columbia Univer- 
sity and one of the foremost au- 
thorities on Far Eastern affairs, 
said that China is the crux of 
world affairs today. He was opto- 
mistic about a workable com- 
promise between the Nationalists 
and Communists. 

On Saturay, Feb. 9, Dr. David 
J. Dallin and General Victor 
Yakhontoff presented their re- 
spective interpretations of the 
topic, "Russia in the Far East," 
at a Town Hall session which in- 
cluded an open discussion. Gen- 
eral Yakhontoff, pro-Soviet, serv- 
ed in the Tsarist armies in the 
last war, was a member of the 
Kerensky cabinet, and is now lec- 
turing for the National Council of 
American-Soviet Friendship. 
David Dallin, author and econom- 
ist, is one of the leading authori- 
ties on Russian affairs, and a vio- 
lent anti-Soviet. He has written 
numerous books on the Soviet 
Union, including Russia and the 
Far East, his most recent work 
which considers relations among 
the three great powers. 

Saturday night, two forum dis- 
cussions were held in the Aula, 
on "Imperialism in the Far East" 
and "The Future of Democracy in 
the Far East." The first topic, 
under the direction of Professor 
Frederick Darby of the Vassar 
Department of Political Science, 
considered the following ques- 
tions: 

To what extent has the war 
changed the course of imperalism 
in the Far East, i.e. have the 
causes for imperialism of such 
powers as Great Britain and the 
Netherlands been affected by the 
war? Has it changed their colon- 
ial policies? 

What effect will these develop- 
ments have on UNO? What are 



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the points of conflict? 

America, Great Britain, Russia, 
the Netherlands, and France were 
considered in their role as "Im- 
perial powers in the Far East." 

In the discussion of "The Fu- 
ture of Democracy in the Far 
East," the following questions 
were considered: 

To what extent has the war af- 
fected the development of demo- 
cratic movements in the follow- 
ing areas; are these movements 
essentially spontaneous or foster- 
ed by external circumstances: 

I. The Philippines 

n. Korea and Manchuria 

III. Japan 

role of the Liberals in Japan 
Changes in the Japanese con- 
stitution relative to the de- 
velopment of a democratic 
structure 
effect of the Moscow Agree- 
ment on the position of the 
Allies in Japan 

IV. China 

position of the Kuomintang, 

democratic or otherwise 
position of the Chinese Com- 
munists 
grounds for compromise. 



Modern Dance Group's 

Annual Program 

An evening of entertainment 

you will not want to miss. 

March 8, 1946 Alumnae Hall 



Italian Students - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
grant two scholarships for grad- 
uate work here, so that an ex- 
change of students would be pos- 
sible. According to the depart- 
ment there is a group of Welles- 
ley students of distinguished 
academic standing are prepared 
and eager to study in Italy under 
this new plan. 

Professor Charles R. Morey, 
United States cultural attache, 
has pointed out that Italy will 
buy from the United States a 
large amount of material and 
property to carry out her recon- 
struction program. "No better 
use could be made of the substan- 
tial part of this payment," he 
stated, "than to apply to the es- 
tablishment of a firmly cultural 
exchange between this country, 
oldest and truest source of Latin 
civilization, and the United 
States. No European country is 
as eager to learn from us, none 
has so much of artistic and his- 
toric values to give to us." 



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Put this down under the "Why 
College Girls Go Mad" column. 
Perry walked into Davis Valen- 
tine's day to see the man from 
Frazer's arrive with at least ten 
corsage boxes and several other 
boxes. We all rushed up hope- 
fully only to find the flowers 
were for Dana and not Davis 
Hall. As one frustrated flower- 
less upperclassman turned away, 
we heard her groan, "Is there no 
hope for us older women?" 




We are quite certain from the 
appearance of the slopes of Mt. 
Cranmore that at least 50 percent 
of Wellesley College went or at 
least made an attempt at skiing 
over this last vacation. Perry 
heard one Wellesley girl prais- 
ing her instructor, Hannes Schnei- 
der, to a skeptical friend. "Why, 
he is one of the best skiers in 
the world," she said, "he hasn't 
fallen on skis in seven years." 
"But," retorted the cynic, "why 
did he fall then?"; and she walk- 
ed away feeling her point was 
satisfactorily proved. 

o 

Majors ■ 

( Continued from Page 6) 
vantages of individual work and 
personal supervision which a rel- 
atively small department offers. 
"And they have the best teas!" 
There are a wide variety of 
jobs open to majors in the sev- 
eral different fields of botany, 
Margie reported. Beside research 
positions in the bacteriological 
field, there are jobs with seed 
companies, botanical information 
bureaus, and even some maga- 
zines, for a background of botan- 
ical knowledge is a useful asset 
to reporters on publications such 
as Country Gentleman. 



'46 Swimming 

HeadAnnounces THE PEREGRINATING PRESS 

Two Big Events 

Telegraphic Meet and 
Marathon are Planned 

"We're planning two big events 
for 1946, the Marathon and the 
Telegraphic Meet promised Peg 
Gilbert '47, head of Swimming. 

The Marathon started off with 
a splash last Friday night, and 
will end Sunday, March 10. In 
the Marathon, houses vie against 
each other to see which can pile 
up the most lengths. Since each 
house is classified by size, and 
scores computed on a proportion- 
al basis, even the smallest house 
may win. 

"Make a resolution now to 
swim at least one length for your 
house during recreational swim- 
ming hours, Friday, Saturday, or 
Sunday," urged Peg. 

By swimming in the Marathon 
you will not only increase your 
endurance but also train for the 
second big swimming event, the 
Telegraphic Meet. In this inter- 
collegiate affair the scores of 
Wellesley are compared with 
those of other colleges all over the 
country. Scores will be taken 
from the winning times listed for 
the 100-yd and the 40-yd free- 
style, breast stroke, back stroke, 
freestyle relay, and a medley re- 
lay. On Thursday evening, Febru- 
ary 28, the preliminary meet will 
be held, while the final will take 
place Thursday evening, March 7. 

"Lots of fun is promised for 
both events," said Peg Gilbert," 
so come out everyone, swim for 
your house in the Marathon, and 
for your college in the Tele- 
graphic meet!" 

o — 

Joe Louis - 

[Continued from Page 5) 
Willkie. He fought several fights 
without remuneration, contribu- 
ting the entire proceeds to the 
Army and Navy Emergency Re- 
lief Funds. He has contributed 
lesser sums to milk funds, the 
Finnish Relief, and other chari- 
table agencies. He has been a 
tremendous figure in Negro 
circles, contributing freely his 
time, talent and money to or- 
phanages, charities, and cultural 
groups. Miss Miller emphasizes 
a dignity, an integrity, an earn- 
estness and a public spirit un- 
usual in the career of a prize- 
fighter. 

Perhaps the greatest interest 
of the book is its revelation of 
Joe's personality. We discover 
that he has a. real gift for la- 
conic, rather epigrammatic ex- 
pression. His comment on the 
war, for example, was "we all 
got to do our part, and then 
we'll win. 'Cause we're on God's 
side." When asked by a bright 
young reporter if he wouldn't 
prefer a cavalry assignment in 
the army, he replied, "I ain't 
choosy." His post-mortem fight 
comments are the best reflection 
of his poker-face humor. When 
asked whether Tony Galento had 
hurt him, Joe replied, "Well, he 
knocked me down. " When ask- 
ed after his defeat by Schmel- 
ing, if he had seen the fight 
pictures, he replied, "No, I saw 
the fight." 

Joe Louis' personality, his 
stature as a prize-fighter, his 
integrity, purposefulness, and 
many public-spirited activities 
make an inspiring story. Joe 




Frosh Meeting 

To Discuss Soph 
Banner,Elections 

News of the missing sopho- 
more class banner will high- 
light the freshman meeting 
Thursday, February 21, at 3:40 
in the Pendleton Hall. 

Barbara Barnes, president of 
'49, who will preside over the 
class for the first time at the 
meeting, has promised an an- 
nouncement about the '48 stand- 
ard which was captured by four 
freshmen early in the year and 
temporarily returned to the soph- 
omores for their class dance. 

Valerie Roemer, president of 
'48, will open the session by turn- 
ing a gavel over to the fresh- 
man head in accordance with 
tradition. 

Election of minor officers will 
follow. New officers are to be 
announced Friday morning on 
the chapel steps. 

Also scheduled are announce- 
ments about class jewelry and 
discussion of a proposed fresh- 
man dance April 20. 

At a meeting of '49 February 
14, Dean Wilma Kerby-Miller ex- 
plained curriculum changes and 
grading systems to the class, 
emphasizing distribution require- 
ments and standards for diplo- 
ma-grade and honors work. 



A new sign under the Quad- 
rangle arch says briefly: 
"Please be considerate of 
those who study or sleep." a 
pleasant way to learn a basic 
principle of civilized living is 
to let this sign remind you to 
tread lightly and speak low 
when passing through the 
echoing arcade and through 
the Quadrangle. A harder way 
to learn that members of the 
community have a right to 
quiet between 10 p.m. and 7 
a.m. is to find the archgate 
closed between those hours. 



Mexican Movie 
PresentedToday 

Two technicolor sound movies 
depicting life in Mexico and Ven- 
ezuela, will be shown this after- 
noon at 4:40 in Pendleton. These 
films, jointly sponsored by the 
Departments of Geography and 
Spanish, are presented in coop- 
eration with the activities of the 
United Nations Information Of- 
fice on the Wellesley campus, 
for they seek to convey a better 
understanding of two of those 
United Nations. 

"Tehuantepec" presents the ac- 
tivities in that village in Mex- 
ico. "Venezuela Moves Ahead" 
is an analysis of Venezuela from 
a geographical, economic, and 
historical point of view. 






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Jobs Open Now 
For Next Year 

"Students who wish to do reg- 
ular work at college next year 
should apply at the Placement 
Office as soon as possible," 
stated Miss Edith Sprague, Ap- 
pointment Secretary of the Of- 
fice. 

There are opportunities for 
work on the various exchanges 
such as the Furniture Exchange, 
and the Book Exchange, and in 
the Library and certain offices. 
The New York Times and the 
New York Herald-Tribune are 
among the newspapers who em- 
ploy students to assist distribu- 
tion; Railway Express and 
Lake Waban Laundry also main- 
tain student agents in each dor- 
mitory. 

A list of the various jobs a- 
vailable to students for next 
year is posted in the Placement 
Office reading room. 

Louis: American is a well-chosen 
title; one wishes there were 
more like him. 



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